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Bellesiles, Michael A.

Overview
Works: 29 works in 118 publications in 1 language and 10,551 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Diaries  Biography  Sources  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Michael A Bellesiles
Arming America : the origins of a national gun culture by Michael A Bellesiles( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the rise of America's gun culture to the mid-nineteenth century, arguing that Civil War gun manufacturing and allowing ex-soldiers to keep their weapons changed the gun from a scarce and seldom-used tool to a perceived necessity
The Second Amendment in law and history : historians and constitutional scholars on the right to bear arms( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Second Amendment in Law and History, the nation's leading historical and constitutional scholars -- including Jack Rakove (author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Original Meanings), Michael Bellesiles (author of Arming America), Michael Dorf, Daniel Farber, and Paul Finkelman -- marshal a broad range of historical and legal arguments that will fascinate general readers and policy specialists alike. In ten wide-ranging essays. The Second Amendment in Law and History uncovers a rich history of lawmaking, constitutional development, and social change, revealing current gun policy to be radically out of step with deep historical and constitutional trends. The essays touch on leading constitutional debates -- including the nature of constitutional interpretation, the relationship between federal and local authority, and the philosophical origins of American constitutionalism -- as well as key historical issues surrounding gun ownership and the constitutional right to bear arms. The Second Amendment in Law and History is a clear and comprehensive guide to an issue that affects the lives of millions of Americans
A people's history of the U.S. military : ordinary soldiers reflect on their experience of war, from the American Revolution to Afghanistan by Michael A Bellesiles( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws from more than two centuries of soldiers' personal encounters with combat--through excerpts from letters, diaries, memoirs, audio recordings, film, and blogs--to capture the essence of the American military experience firsthand
1877 : America's year of living violently by Michael A Bellesiles( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a time of upheaval in America--when the country was in a deep economic depression, white supremacists roamed the South, and a nationwide railroad strike led to bloodshed--and discusses how the events of 1877 also fueled cultural and intellectual innovation
Revolutionary outlaws : Ethan Allen and the struggle for independence on the early American frontier by Michael A Bellesiles( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But in their own eyes, these frontier farmers never changed their purpose; from 1764 until 1789 they battled the elites who sought to steal their land and reduce them to tenancy. A study in state formation, this book unites politics and social history. The poor farmers who settled the Green Mountain frontier not only fought efforts to dispossess them, they worked to create the state of Vermont, crafting the most democratic constitution of the eighteenth century
Lethal imagination : violence and brutality in American history( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining the role of violence in America's past, this collection of essays explores its history and development from slave patrols in the colonial South to gun ownership in the 20th century. The contributors focus not only on individual acts such as domestic violence, murder, duelling, frontier vigilantism and rape, but also on group and state-led acts such as lynchings, slave uprisings, the establishment of rifle clubs, legal sanctions of heterosexual aggression, and invasive medical experiments on women's bodies
Documenting American violence : a sourcebook by Christopher Waldrep( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through contemporary voices, Documenting American Violence tracks the changes in the nature of American violence. This anthology looks at violence as an integral part of American history and includes excerpts from a wide range of primary sources, including court records. newspaper accounts, and political documents. Topics include violence and the conquest of America, Revolutionary violence, slavery, the Civil War, lynching, the West, industrial violence, civil rights,domestic violence, and crime as social drama
Ethan Allen and his kin : correspondence, 1772-1819 by Ethan Allen( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1877 : the year of living violently by Michael A Bellesiles( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1877 not only was the United States gripped by a deep depression, but the country was also in the throes of nearly unimaginable violence and upheaval. In the wake of the contested presidential election of 1876, white supremacist mobs swept across the South, killing and driving out the last of the Reconstruction state governments. A strike involving millions of railroad workers turned violent as it spread from coast-to-coast, and for a moment seemed close to toppling the nation’s economic structure. In1877, celebrated historian Michael Bellesiles reveals that the fires of that fated year also fueled a hothouse of cultural and intellectual innovation. Bellesiles relates the story of 1877 not just through dramatic events, but also through the lives of famous and little-known Americans
Life, liberty, and land : Ethan Allen and the frontier experience in revolutionary New England by Michael A Bellesiles( )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weighed in an even balance by Michael A Bellesiles( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A defense of the author's scholarship in Arming America, in which he argued that few Americans owned firearms before the Civil War. Praised by reviewers, Arming America won the 2001 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy. Scholars criticized Bellesiles's research, however, and the Bancroft Prize was rescinded in 2002
The year of living violently by Michael A Bellesiles( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliobase : custom coursepack for history( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This coursepack for history is a customized reader created from edited primary source documents chosen by the professor teaching American History I at North Central University, Fall Semester 1999
Wading through blood up to their knees : a counterfactual consideration of the Revolution of 1800 by Michael A Bellesiles( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Samuel Colt & the origin of American gun culture by Michael A Bellesiles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Works of historical faith : or, who wrote Reason the only oracle of man? by Michael A Bellesiles( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The author questions the sole authoriship of Reason to Ethan Allen, presenting evidence that it may have instead been taken from a manuscript originally written by Allen's friend and mentor, Dr. Thomas Young. After Youngs' death, Allen went to Young's widow to retrieve the manuscript and related notes, publishing the work under his name alone, with no credit given to Young
The Second Amendment in law and history : historians and constitutional scholars on the right to bear arms( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In [this book], historical and constitutional scholars ... marshal a broad range of historical and legal arguments that will [interest] general readers and policy specialists alike. In ten wide-ranging essays, [the book] uncovers a rich history of lawmaking, constitutional development, and social change, revealing current gun policy to be radically out of step with deep historical and constitutional trends. The essays touch on leading constitutional debates - including the nature of constitutional interpretation, the relationship between federal and local authority, and the philosophical origins of American constitutionalism - as well as key historical issues surrounding gun ownership and the constitutional right to bear arms.-Dust jacket
The establishment of legal structures on the frontier : the case of Revolutionary Vermont by Michael A Bellesiles( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

American history by Michael A Bellesiles( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Taylor history 245 fall 1998 by Michael A Bellesiles( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Arming America : the origins of a national gun culture
Alternative Names
Bellesiles Michael A. 1954-....

Bellesiles, Michael Anthony 1954-

Michael A. Bellesiles Amerikaans historicus

Michael A. Bellesiles historian

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English (112)

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The Second Amendment in law and history : historians and constitutional scholars on the right to bear armsA people's history of the U.S. military : ordinary soldiers reflect on their experience of war, from the American Revolution to Afghanistan1877 : America's year of living violentlyRevolutionary outlaws : Ethan Allen and the struggle for independence on the early American frontierLethal imagination : violence and brutality in American historyDocumenting American violence : a sourcebookEthan Allen and his kin : correspondence, 1772-18191877 : the year of living violentlyThe year of living violently